When you are tandem paddling when would you need to use the J stroke?
“When you’re paddling in tandem,” Viani says, “there’s always that tendency for the boat to turn a bit to the stern paddler’s off side.” The J stroke, he adds, “[is] for minor corrections to keep the boat on the straight path.”
What is the purpose of a J stroke?
The J-Stroke is a version of the Forward Stroke that gets used by both solo and tandem stern paddlers because it’s the most effective way to keep your boat going in a straight line while keeping your momentum.
What is the Canadian canoe stroke?
In simpler terms, the Canadian Stroke is just an extended J stroke, and in fact the original name, the Knifing J, is a better label for it. And to master the stroke takes a lesson or two; either that or about a week of canoe tripping (in Canada of course) will suffice. A good paddle also makes a difference.
What are the parts of a canoe called?
The basic parts of a canoe include the bow, stern, hull, keel, deck, gunwales, thwarts, yoke, and if equipped, the seats. Each part of a canoe has its own function and purpose and all parts are designed to provide stability, speed, tracking, durability and most of all safety and seaworthiness.